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Does Western Philosophy Have Conceptual Overlaps with Buddhism?

If there are overlaps, what are possible explanations? It's natural that when you learn something new, you compare it with what you know already. Not just "compare", but "see parallels" and "see ...
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What is Dharma-Body of the Buddha?

The meaning of the story is that spiritual and mundane, mind and matter, information and media - are two sides of the same coin. Our nature from primordial times is pure and not different from Buddha ...
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When will Maitreya Buddha come according to the Manimekalai?

Let's bear in mind that according to the sources referenced in the Wikipedia page Manimekalai, this book was written either before the 5th century CE, in the 6th century CE or latest 950 CE according ...
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What buddhist topics cover the arise of meaning?

When you try to give meaning to what you experience lead to Conceptual proliferation this can lead to latent tendencies which creates suffering. “Bhikshu, as regards the source from which ...
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Does Western Philosophy Have Conceptual Overlaps with Buddhism?

I think I've noticed some overlaps between Buddhism and Western Philosophy and Science. I'm wondering if I'm misreading. In human attempts to examine reality, obviously there are overlaps. However, ...
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28 Yaksha Generals

To my knowledge, there are12 Yaksha Generals and 28 Legions Serving Avalokiteshvara, but they refer to different beings. In Japanese Buddhism, the latter are called 二十八部衆, Nijūhachi Bushū. The link ...
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Does Western Philosophy Have Conceptual Overlaps with Buddhism?

I'm sure the west has basically all the same wisdom but the Buddha had a very focused & practical path towards emancipation. I'm not sure the west harmonized all the wisdom they had into ...
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"Tibetisches Totenbuch"? "Tibetanisches Totenbuch" - different books?

It looks like Tibetisches Totenbuch is a German name for what's popularly known as "The Tibetan Book of the Dead". In that case, (quotes from Wikipedia) According to Tibetan tradition, the "...
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What does Robert M. Pirsig's "Quality" correspond to in Buddhism?

I'm not sure but I guess it's an expression of "feeling" or Vedanā -- e.g. the feeling that, "This is pleasant" versus "This is not pleasant". I say that because the book starts with discussing ...
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